How to Make a Cheese Sandwich

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18-11-2019, 13:00
Updated: November 6, 2019 Cheese is a sandwich staple, but it doesn't always taste good when used on its own. You will need something to moisten the bread at the very least, such as butter. Cheese sandwiches come in all types, from grilled, to ham and baked, to veggie. They are all easy to make and simply delicious.

Making a Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  1. Butter two slices of bread. Spread ½ tablespoon of butter on each slice of bread. Only coat one side of the bread; leave the other side bare. You can use any type of bread you want, but sourdough works especially well in grilled cheese sandwiches.
    • For a twist, pour some olive oil into the skillet instead of coating the sandwich with butter.
  2. Heat up a skillet over medium heat. You do not need to oil the skillet because the bread already has butter on it.
  3. Layer the bread and cheese onto the skillet. Place a slice of bread, butter-side-down, onto the skillet. Add 1 to 2 slices of Cheddar cheese on top of the bread.
    • You can also try another type of cheese, such as Monterey Jack, for a gourmet sandwich.
  4. Add some extras, if desired, then the last slice of bread. You can leave your sandwich plain, or you can pile some extra ingredients on top of the cheese. When setting down the last slice of bread, make sure that the buttered side is facing upwards this time.
    • Add cooked, sliced or crumbled bacon on top of the cheese.
    • Place a slice of ham on top of the cheese.
    • Sprinkle dried herbs, such as basil, oregano, or rosemary, on top of the cheese. This will work especially well if you put herbs on your sandwich.
    • Add slices of tomato and cooked bacon.
  5. Grill the sandwich until it starts to turn a light brown color. This will take about 2 to 3 minutes. You can also wait for the cheese to start melting instead.
  6. Flip the sandwich over and continue grilling it. Once the sandwich has started to turn golden-brown and the cheese has melted, slide a spatula under it and flip it over. Grill the sandwich for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. Serve the sandwich. Use a spatula to transfer it from the skillet and to a plate. Leave the sandwich whole, or cut it in half. You can cut it vertically or diagonally.

Making a Ham and Cheese Sandwich

  1. Slice a Ciabatta roll in half lengthwise. You can also try another type of bread roll instead.
  2. Layer the ham and cheese on top of the bottom slice. Set the bottom half of the roll down, cut-side-up. Place 2 slices of ham on top of it, followed by 2 slices of Swiss cheese.
    • If you don't like Swiss cheese, you can try another type of cheese, such as Monterey Jack.
  3. Prepare the honey-mustard spread. Scoop the mayo into a small cup or bowl. Add the honey, dried mustard, and poppy seeds. Stir everything together with a fork or mini whisk until evenly combined.
  4. Spread the honey-mustard over the top roll. Flip the top half of the bread roll over so that the under/cut side is facing you. Use a butter knife to spread the honey-mustard across the roll.
  5. Assemble the sandwich. Place the top half of the roll down onto the cheese, with the honey-mustard side facing down. For a fancier sandwich, stir a pinch of poppy seeds into ¼ tablespoon of melted butter, then spread it across the top of your sandwich with a pastry brush.
  6. Bake the sandwich, if desired. To turn this into a tasty, gourmet sandwich, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Once the oven reaches the correct temperature, place the sandwich onto a baking sheet and tuck it inside. Bake the sandwich for 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. Serve the sandwich. If you baked the sandwich, let it cool for about 3 to 5 minutes before digging in. If you want a fancier presentation, cut the sandwich in half. Stick a fancy, sandwich/cocktail toothpick through the middle of each half.

Making a Veggie Cheese Sandwich

  1. Spread some butter onto your choice of bread. Cut 2 slices of crusty bread, such as French bread. Spread some softened butter over one side of each slice of bread.
    • For a fancier sandwich, try pesto, olive oil, or hummus.
    • You can also use mayo or a thick, creamy salad dressing, such as Ranch, Italian, or Green Goddess.
  2. Layer the lettuce on top of the bottom slice. Place the bottom slice down, buttered-side-up. Place 1 to 2 leaves of lettuce on top. If the lettuce leaves are much larger than the sandwich, cut them into halves or thirds first.
    • Some types of lettuce have a very thick stem in the middle. Reduce bulk by cutting this stem out with a sharp knife.
  3. Add some spice with onion. Cut a thin slice off of a red onion. Separate the slice into rings. Place as many rings as you want onto the lettuce.
    • You can leave the onion rings off if you want to.
  4. Top it off with some tomato slices. Cut off two thick slices of tomato. Stack them on top of the lettuce and onion. A thick, meaty tomato would work the best for this.
  5. Add some reasoning, if desired. Add a sprinkle of salt and a dash of pepper on top of the tomato slices. How much you use is entirely up to you!
  6. Finish it off with a few slices of cheese. Carefully lay 1 to 2 slices of sharp, white Cheddar on top of the sandwich. Make sure that they are covering the tomatoes entirely. They will keep your sandwich from getting soggy.
    • If you don't like Cheddar, try Swiss, Monterey Jack, or Provolone instead.
  7. Place the final slice on top and serve the sandwich. For an extra-fancy touch, slice the sandwich in half diagonally from corner-to-corner. Stick a fancy toothpick or cocktail stick through each sandwich half to hold it together.


Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  • 2 slices bread
  • 1 tablespoon (15 grams) butter, softened
  • 1 to 2 slices cheddar cheese
Serves 1

Ham and Cheese Sandwich

  • 1 ciabatta roll
  • 4 slices ham
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons (30 grams) mayo
  • ½ tablespoon (11 grams) honey
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon dried mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon poppy seeds
Glaze (optional)
  • ¼ tablespoon melted butter
  • Pinch of poppy seeds
Serves 1

Veggie Cheese Sandwich

  • 2 slices bread, preferably with a thick crust
  • Butter, softened (to taste)
  • 1 to 2 slices sharp white Cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices tomato
  • Several lettuce leaves
  • Several rings of thinly sliced red onion
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Serves 1


  • You can even toast the bread and make the cheese sandwich crispy and crunchy.
  • Just-baked homemade bread is fresher and tastier.
  • Experiment with different combinations and types of cheese.
  • Don't be afraid to use different types of cheese together.
  • Sandwiches taste better if they are freshly-made. Don't let them sit too long, or they will get greasy or soggy.
  • For a heartier twist on the cheese sandwich, consider making a Philly cheesesteak.


  • Be careful with the knife when slicing the tomato and cheese.
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